Hate Story - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

The story - beyond the lead lady turning into a prostitute - might still have worked, I can imaginably have given that much to the writers. But, the film that it has turned into is certainly well worth hating. From acting to music to pretty much everything else, Hate Story pushes your patience to the brink.



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27 reviewers have given Hate Story an average rating of 1.2/5.0 (?)

4 yays
18 nays
5 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...But latent possibilities are buried here under a contrived script in which all proceedings are manipulated to fall in line with the writer’s ultimate goal... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Apun Ka Choice ...If in 'The Dirty Picture', Vidya Balan wore her sexuality on her sleeve, in 'Hate Story', Paoli uses her sexuality like a favoured currency in the stock market.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Gulshan as the main villain, does well in the first hour but again gives away to a loud act later on. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kartik Iyer, Bolly Spice ...Sadly, due to a weak script, the film has turned out to be an ordinary vengeance story.... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...his approach to the narrative flabbergasts you and at times also renders you speechless, but a cohesive script would've worked wonders. ... full review

Thumbs down by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town ... A plot that was almost revealed in the promos, leaves little to imagine for the viewer.... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...Vivek Agnihotri has been successful in creating the thrill element for the audience, but a predictable storyline makes his efforts tasteless... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...She looks good but her acting skills dont match up completely.... full review

So-So by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...The film is a regular revenge story which engages in parts especially when Paoli Dam is on screen with fewer clothes on.... full review

Thumbs down by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...Unless the voyeur in you insists, stay away from the theatres.... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...The plotting is in fact not in the least credible or believable.... full review

Thumbs up by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...What stands out is the performance by Gulshan Devaiah. ... full review

So-So by Rituparna Chatterjee, IBN Live ...Hate Story works partly because of its bold heroine and partly because it really is an interesting thriller that keeps you hooked till the clumsy end.... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...There is a lot of pace in this very Sheldonesque story, but unlike the stories that had the pulp novelist’s intuitive understanding of character motivations, it gets so convoluted in its own smart-ness that the effect is rather dulling than exciting. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...We are not going near the plotholes because that would be a long list. Suffice it to say that they are so glaring in places, that you miss out on some not-so-bad parts of this film, chief of which are a few strong scenes by the main performers. ... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Hate Story uses lovemaking as its potent tool and there's sufficient skin on show though in sync with the story.... full review

Thumbs down by Mrigank Dhaniwala, koimoi ...Mohan Kapoor is fine as the corrupt minister.... full review

So-So by Shaheen Parkar, MiD DAY ...She appears to be extremely comfortable in front of the camera whether with her clothes or without them.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...lack of logic seems to be the name of the game... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Over all, you might have more reasons to hate this story than enjoy it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...a hate crime against the sex-starved... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The background score borrowed from old Vikram Bhatt films is distractingly mediocre. ... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...Nikhil Dwivedi gets wasted yet again. Wonder if there’d ever be a film where he actually gets to perform.... full review

Thumbs down by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ...Thanks to the jerky narrative, instead of empathising with the characters you start laughing at them.... full review

So-So by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...Better acting and more music under-wiring this plot would've helped... full review

Thumbs down by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...There's a genuinely interesting, bold, story somewhere in this that's waiting to be told in the hands of a capable maker. ... full review

Thumbs down ZEENEWS.COM ...Bengali actress Paoli Dam may titillate you with her bare back in the posters but will leave you unimpressed with a performance which lacks any kind of spark.... full review